Disney's new Country Bears show gets an opening date

June 10, 2024, 11:09 AM · Walt Disney World this morning announced the opening date for its new Country Bears musical.

The all-new Country Bear Musical Jamboree will open in Frontierland's Grizzly Hall in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on July 17.

Country Bear Musical Jamboree
Disney shared a new promotion image for Country Bear Musical Jamboree during today's press event

This will be the fourth version of Disney's Country Bears Audio-Animatronic show, following the original Country Bear Jamboree, the Country Bear Christmas Special, and the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown. The cast will be the same, but the program changes for the new production. This time, Disney has been working with country and folk music artists to create country-style arrangements of beloved Disney songs for the bears to sing during the show.

During this morning's press event at Walt Disney World, Emily Ann Roberts came on the Hall of Presidents theater stage to perform a snippet from Zootopia's "Try Everything," which she will sing as Trixie for the show. In addition, Allison Russell will sing as Teddi Barra while Chris Thile - a long-time friend of ours over on Violinist.com - takes on the role of Wendall.

Before the press conference, Disney invited me to meet back up with a couple of my former Magic Kingdom co-workers, Big Al and Wendall.

Big Al, Robert, Wendall

Nice to see y'all again!

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Replies (3)

June 10, 2024 at 5:06 PM

Are you going to disable the comments on this post, too? Seems like you don't like it when people call out your disingenuous talk of racism. Is it that, or are you afraid the Mouse will cut you out of their Glowing Review Crew? That horse you ride must be pretty high, Robert.

June 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM

@ImpossibleDream: I agree that the Country Bear Show needed a sprucing up, and I can see that you are as passionate about it as the rest of us.

June 11, 2024 at 3:50 PM

The show definitely needed some love.

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